Shannon Kennedy's sophomore album, Steppin Up, was recorded in the summer of 2006. It feature a collection of the young artist's first few original compositions and the jazz standard In a Sentimental Mood.
The artists on the album include Dan Reckard on keys, Bob Fazio on bass, Drew Simpson on guitar, Bubba Bryant on drums, Peter White on guitar and accordion, and Kirk Whalum on sax.
The song "What If I'm In Love With You" was the first recording by Shannon to receive radio airplay.
The album is still available through Shannon's web site and online vendors.
The CD Release party for the album was held at Antonucci's in Mission Viejo prior to Shannon performing on the 2007 Brian Culbertson Jazz Cruise.